Industry News

Industry News Archive for dates of Thursday, June 13, 2019 thru Wednesday, June 26, 2019
  • $1 Million Dollars on the Line for Spartan’s World Championship Events 06/26/2019  mudrunguide.com - Spartan will be offering $1 million in prize money to elite athletes competing in 2019 Spartan's World Championship Event Series. Male athletes must score 98 points and female athletes must score 78...
  • Former Lord and Taylor President Joins Adidas North America 06/25/2019  sgbonline.com - Vanessa LeFebvre, former president of Lord & Taylor, is joining Adidas as SVP of commercial, overseeing the brand’s U.S. wholesale, stores and online businesses. She worked previously at Stitch Fix, Macy’s, TJX...
  • Marathon runners get a boost from the bacteria in their guts 06/25/2019  latimes.com - Scientists who studied marathon runners discovered a type of bacteria that flourished in their digestive tracts. These Veillonella bacteria produce a molecule that helps increase exercise endurance.
  • MIPS acquires the GlideWear brand and technology 06/25/2019  bicycleretailer.com - MIPS has agreed to purchase the GlideWear brand and patent rights to the GlideWear technology from Tamarack Habilitation Technologies for about $1 million. GlideWear technology is a two-layer, low-friction fabric that MIPS...
  • USA Swimming Operated at Nearly $1.5 Million Deficit in 2018 06/24/2019  swimswam.com - The financial statements reveal that the 2018 operating revenue of $36.1 million, which was $1.7 million short of budget. Expenses totaled $37.5 million and were 823,273 better than budgeted, and in total,...
  • Ironman Ireland: Alistair Brownlee Gets First Ironman Win On Brutal Day 06/24/2019  triathlete.com - Two-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee executed a perfect day at Ironman Ireland, despite crazy weather conditions that saw a cancelled swim and a treacherous experience for all involved. Alistair won with...
  • Alistair Brownlee, double Olympic triathlon champ, wins Ironman debut, eyes Kona 06/24/2019  olympics.nbcsports.com - Alistair Brownlee, the only triathlete with multiple Olympic titles, added an Ironman victory in his debut at the distance in Cork, Ireland, on Sunday, though the 2.4-mile swim was canceled. The Brit...
  • Why Strava Is Getting More Social Than Ever 06/24/2019  outsideonline.com - Social-fitness app Strava is growing fast, adding roughly a million users a month, and it has lofty goals to expand far beyond its old identity as a platform for logging rides and...
  • Lululemon men’s-only stores quietly close after short-lived runs 06/24/2019  bostonglobe.com - Lululemon Athletica Inc. has quietly closed its men’s standalone stores in New York City and Toronto even as it plans to more than double its men’s business in the next five years....
  • IDC: Earwear And Watches To Drive Wearables 06/20/2019  sgbonline.com - The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222.9 million units in 2019, growing to 302.3 million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate of...
  • Black Superstars Pitch Adidas Shoes. Its Black Workers Say They’re Sidelined. 06/19/2019  nytimes.com - Fewer than 4.5 percent of the workers at the company’s North American headquarters identify as black. Members of that small group say they feel ignored and sometimes discriminated against.
  • SoulCycle To Launch SoulCycle Radio On SiriusXM 06/18/2019  sgbonline.com - SoulCycle has teamed up with SiriusXM for the launch of an exclusive fulltime SoulCycle music channel featuring the inspiring, motivating, and transformative music heard in their studios. The channel will be dedicated...
  • Under Armour Appoints SVP Of Sports Marketing 06/18/2019  sgbonline.com - Under Armour Inc. announced the appointment of Sean Eggert as its new senior vice president of global sports marketing. Eggert was recently recognized in Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” for his...
  • Six riders corroborate abuse allegations against Patrick Van Gansen 06/17/2019  cyclingnews.com - In the wake of three formal complaints of abuse levelled against Health Mate Ladies Team manager Patrick Van Gansen at the UCI Ethics Commission, six more former riders have come forward corroborating...
  • New Balance Comes Against Anti-Tariffs 06/17/2019  sgbonline.com - New Balance, which has previously backed Trump’s trade policies, submitted a letter to the USTR strongly opposing President Trump’s latest threat to expand tariffs on China. The letter states that the proposed...
  • Clif Bar and Kind Are Fighting. Here’s Why. 06/13/2019  outsideonline.com - Energy-bar giant Clif bar and snack-bar maker Kind are fighting over whose products have the best ingredients. The squabble came to a head on Monday, when Kind released a TV ad criticizing...
  • Froome remains hospitalized in France with multiple injuries 06/13/2019  usatoday.com - Chris Froome underwent successful surgery after the high-speed crash that left him with multiple fractures and shattered his hopes of going for a fifth Tour de France title next month.

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